Here’s a fresh new take on potato salad. If you like potato salad and Caesar salad you are going to love this one! It comes together quickly since I’m using a bottled light Caesar dressing. The skinny for each serving, 104 calories, 2.7 grams of fat and 3 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
1½ pounds Dutch baby gold potatoes or small red potatoes cut into chunks, see shopping tip
½ teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
⅓ chives or green onions, chopped
⅓ cup Cardini’s Light Caesar Dressing or Girard’s Light Caesar Dressing, see shopping tip
2 tablespoons grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
1. Put potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water.
2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until soft (10-15 minutes). Do not overcook.
3. Drain and rinse in cold water.
4. In a large bowl, add cooked potatoes and all remaining ingredients.
5. Gently toss, using a rubber spatula.
6. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
Makes 4 cups (8-½ cup servings)
No need to keep potatoes out of your diet because they’re rich in complex carbohydrates that can supply energy. They’re low in calories and contain no fat. They contain more potassium than any other fresh vegetable, even more than bananas! Potatoes also contain vitamins C and B6.
Dutch baby gold potatoes are sold in bags in the produce section of many supermarkets. If you can’t find them use small red potatoes.
You’ll find Cardini’s Light Caesar Dressing or Girards Light Caesar dressing at most supermarkets. I found both at Vons/Safeway and Gelsons. They both are super delicious tasting.
It’s essential that you use a rubber spatula to mix any potato salad. If you use a metal spoon, it will break the potatoes and become more like mashed potatoes.
Weight Watchers (old points) 2
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3
|SKINNY FACTS: for ½ cup serving
104 calories, 2.7g fat, 3g protein, 18g carbs, 2g fiber, 180mg sodium, 1g sugar
|FAT FACTS: for ½ cup serving made with regular Caesar dressing and a little more cheese
147 calories, 7.4g fat, 4g protein, 17g carbs, 2g fiber, 227mg sodium, 1g sugar